British media said China tried to divide and rule the European outcome review area rollover

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On the cover of the latest issue of The Economist is a computer-generated version of Mona Lisas Smile. The picture shows Mona Lisa with black hair, a Chinese flag in her hand, and a Zhongshan suit full of Chinese elements.

The cover story was a long one, covering five pages of the latest issue of The Economist (pp. 13, 20-23), plus a magazine cover to show how much attention the magazine paid to the story.

In order to enhance its communication and influence, The Economist has also filmed an introductory video for the article, which has been posted on its official website, social media and video sharing site YouTube.

But foreign netizens do not buy it. What is more embarrassing is that they have opened a neat mockery mode in the comments section. Its hard to find a comment supporting articles.

Netizens believe that the report accuses China of increasing its investment in Europe to attract the United States, which has a real political impact on Europe, full of EU political propaganda meaning. And the accusation of divide and rule in China is not the British initiative?

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What did the article say?

Generally speaking, it is the cliche of the Western media that has demonized China for years, such as declaring that China wants to use Europe as a stepping stone to replace the United States as the new hegemony of the world...

The article first mentions that Chinas investment in Europe has soared to nearly 36 billion euros in 2016, almost twice the total investment in Europe in 2015. In 2017, Chinas global outward direct investment (FDI) declined, but investment in Europe increased, from 1/5 to 1/4.

Therefore, the author believes that China is making use of its economic strength to buy political influence in Europe. For example, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and other countries in different international political occasions support China, these are Chinas split evidence of Europe, the European countries need to be vigilant.

The article said that Chinas investment in Europe is harmless, Chinas investment is a normal phenomenon in the development of emerging economies. China wants social stability and economic openness in Europe. Moreover, China is more responsible for many international affairs than the Lamp administration, seeking to preserve global agreements rather than throwing grenades at them.

Even so, the author believes that China poses a threat to Europe because of its different values. Some Europeans believe that China can effectively check and balance the unpredictable Uncle Sam, the article wrote. Its wrong. No matter how much Europeans dislike the White House, Europe and the United States have more in common than China.

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Subsequently, the article gives the way to deal with China in Europe. For example, European countries need to unite and act together because no country can face China alone.

In addition, the United States can also play a role, the Trump administration should no longer regard Europe as a free rider of American power, Europe should be the United Stateseyes against Chinas allies, in this regard can work closely with the United States.

The article concludes by warning that with the rise of China, Chinese investment will bring more benefits to Europe, but Europe should be vigilant and prevent China from splitting and weakening Europe.

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However, the commentary area of this video is comparable to the scene of a large car dump, and the criticism of netizens can be described as neat and tidy.

One of the most praised comments came from an Indian netizen, a former British colony. China often likes to divide and rule other countries ? As an Indian, I hear an Englishman say so, and I want to laugh and spray.

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Netizens can not help but remind them that divide and rule has become Chinas invention. Is this not a British patent?

The deputy editor of the video accused China of dividing and governing while reminding the United States to cherish the European Union as a traditional and loyal ally, netizens can not help but: do not forget that the United States is supporting Britains exit from Europe!

Can only the United States impose political influence / violence on other countries?

Some netizens asked: is this video taken in the US?

It is suggested that we should take a video of us influence on Europe.

Foreign netizens also point out that refugee problems are the root cause of Europes division. Is it useful for European countries not to solve the refugee problem, but to spend a lot of energy here blaming China and the West for their different values?

Netizens from Indonesia said that Chinas investment is not bad, because everything is getting cheaper, and his comments expressed the hearts of many netizens and received high praise and comments.

Some netizens noticed the ridiculous reporting logic of The Economist, and some netizens commented, You only welcome the money of the Chinese people without any political influence. Is that what other countries can say is that we only want the money of the EU but not the political influence of the EU? Be realistic. The editors of the economist...

Netizens have questioned that this is not news coverage at all. It is the EUs political propaganda.

This is not the first time European countries have accused China of divide and rule. In August 2017, German Foreign Minister Gabriel said in Paris that China should adhere to the one Europe principle, rather than trying to divide Europe. At the same time, he also called on Europe to work out a common strategy toward China as soon as possible. In response, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said, I am shocked by Mr. Gabriels remarks and hope that his remarks do not represent the views of the vast majority of Europeans. Hua Chunying said China has always firmly supported the process of European integration. Chinas support for the process of European integration is even more valuable under the current difficult circumstances within the EU, which the EU should cherish. We hope that the people concerned will treat China-EU relations in an objective, open and not zero-sum manner, refrain from making such irresponsible remarks and doing anything that undermines mutual trust and cooperation. Source: observer network: Wang Hui, editor in chief: Li Tian Yi _NN7528

This is not the first time European countries have accused China of divide and rule. In August 2017, German Foreign Minister Gabriel said in Paris that China should adhere to the one Europe principle, rather than trying to divide Europe. At the same time, he also called on Europe to work out a common strategy toward China as soon as possible.

In response, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said, I am shocked by Mr. Gabriels remarks and hope that his remarks do not represent the views of the vast majority of Europeans.

Hua Chunying said China has always firmly supported the process of European integration. Chinas support for the process of European integration is even more valuable under the current difficult circumstances within the EU, which the EU should cherish. We hope that the people concerned will treat China-EU relations in an objective, open and not zero-sum manner, refrain from making such irresponsible remarks and doing anything that undermines mutual trust and cooperation.